Charles William Goyen

Charles William Goyen

Trinity, Trinity County, Texas, USA
Death 30 Aug 1983 (aged 68)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 18707321 · View Source
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Author. He is probably best known for his work, "House Of Breath." The book published in 1950, was described by critics as a modern-day William Faulkner or Thomas Wolfe, because of its strong lyrical phrasing and dialogue. Born Charles William Goyen, in Trinity, Texas, he moved to Houston as a young boy. He later became an editor, and taught at the University of Houston. At the outbreak of World War II, he served in the United States Navy. After the war, he returned to Houston, and turned to writing. His other notable works include, "Ghost And Flesh" (1952), "In A Farther Country" (1955), "The Fair Sister" (1963), "Come The Restorer" (1974), "Collected Stories" (1975), and "Arthur Bond" (1979). His last work, the novel "Arcadio" (1983), was released just before his death. He was the recipient of the O. Henry Award in 1976, and was once nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for literature. He was married to actress Doris Roberts for many years. He died from leukemia.

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